Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Is Ohio on the map today or what?

Wow! All three major networks are in Columbus tonight. The three major candidates.....Hillary, Obama and McCain....are planning to hold their victory celebrations in Columbus tonight. Hmmm.....sorry to say, but one of them is going to be a bit disappointed, perhaps. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
About a year ago, we had an evening at church where the ladies that wanted to gathered to try their hand at different crafts and so on. Some of us did scrapbooking. Some did crocheting. Others tried making blankets and other things that I can't remember. *feeble grin* Well, at this gathering I took two big pieces of fleece material that I had purchased in order to make a blanket. My friend Neda and her daughters ended up making it for me that evening. They got down on the floor, tore into it and had it done in no time at all! Me getting down on the floor is not in my repretoire at the present time nor has it been for some time.....*little grin* Anyhoo.......have any of you ladies made one these blankets? They are sooooo easy. Mine is made of OSU print and gray fleece. The OSU print is not trademark but it is still nice. Anywayyyyy, after the blanket was made, I brought it home and tied it into a neat bundle and tucked it away. But one morning this week, I was so chilly. My eyes happened to rest on this bundled up blanket and I thought, "Why am I not using it?" So I got it and wrapped myself up in it, in my recliner, and it is heavenly! It is so soft and warming. Ellie the cat absolutely loves it! Everytime she sees me with an afghan or blanket of any kind, she comes running, jumps on me and starts kneading and purring like crazy. *smile* Here is a website that has good directions for how to make one. I think the fleece I used was 54" wide and I used 2 yards, so it is a really nice sized blanket. They are wonderful to make and give as gifts. Here is a picture of mine folded in fourths:

4 comments:

Catherine Roseberry-Meyer said...

Thank you for the link. I knew how to make those, but they have great prints. Could be a fantastic fund raiser!

Jewel said...

I never thought of doing these for a fund raiser but that is a wonderful idea, Catherine!! Thanks! Yes, I thought the website looked like it had some other interesting things on it, too, besides the blankets. God bless. ((HUGS))

Barbara H. said...

I have never made one but thought they'd make excellent baby shower gifts.

Jewel said...

They do indeed, Barbara. They are soooo cuddly warm!